Mending Club @ Local Roots
Mending Club @ Local Roots
Next Mending Club - April 23rd @ 3p!
Local Roots - 398 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Food and bev graciously sponsored by our friends @allbirds, pioneering sustainable initiatives in the fashion industry.
Most fashion brands use sustainability as a marketing tool. Allbirds open sourced their tech so other fashion companies can learn to be more sustainable and will be creating the world’s first net zero carbon shoe.
& we'll be raffling off 2 pairs of shoes
3:00 - Meet Local Roots & Reclypt
- Sustainable Fashion meets Sustainable Food
3:30 - Mending Club begins!
Whether you're new to mending or have been doing it for years, join a small group with a Reclypt instructor to develop your mending journey!
- Hand sewn hemming
- How to sew a button
- Blanket stitch
- Bring your own projects to consult others
Walk away with any/all:
- an investment in yourself & your wardrobe
- sustainable hobbies
- new friends!!!
Provided by Reclypt to help with your mending project:
- Embroidery floss
- Scrap fabric
- Panel discussion
- Mending instruction lead by Reclypt instructors on the following
- basic stitches
- how to sew a button
- All materials needed
- Meeting *the coolest* New Yorkers!
Reclypt's Mending Club caters to a wide range of skill sets. We enable our mender’s to take on simple fixes like replacing a button, or more technical concepts like embroidering or darning. Our approach to mending helps facilitate skill development while working with a community to solve problems. Not only do we have experienced instructors on staff, but our community is experienced in a variety of skills and always willing to help others.
The average NYC household throws away about 120 pounds of textiles a year. Which amounts to approximately 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories in total (& 10 times as much textile waste is being thrown away before consumers see the products). Learning to mend your clothes helps keep textiles out of landfills, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage, all while promoting personal style and self expression.
Mending is also a beautiful, meditative way to extend the life of your clothing and it makes a powerful statement about your values. At Reclypt, we know the joy of engineering your own repair.
The Reclypt approach to mending is unique in practicing radical self expression while amongst a community of like minded people who want to agitate the status quo of churn and burn fashion. Our belief is that if people commit more strongly and informed to the clothing they invest in, people will invest more confidently. Therein creating less waste. Snag that holey, needs-a-hem thrift shop find and bring it over. We’ll show you how to enjoy it for a long time.
Reclypt is more than an online marketplace for upcycled fashion, we're educating and engaging New Yorkers on ways to keep their clothes out of landfill that make sense to them. With our community, we'll help you increase the longevity of your style, on your budget, in a way that works for you through our online store, mending clubs, clothing swaps, pop-ups, blog, social media channels, panel events, and more.
Style lasts longer with community.
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About Local Roots
The Market & Cafe is a warm and welcoming gathering place for locals to connect with their neighbors, get to know their farmers, feast on peak-flavor food and explore sustainable living, together.
Local Roots NYC is an independent, minority woman-owned business and grassroots movement building a community-driven, regenerative food system in New York City. Established back in 2011, we’re all about connecting our fellow neighbors with local family farmers, bringing the joy and nutrition of peak-flavor food to more and more neighborhoods, and supporting our local community to create a healthier, more just, sustainable and delicious future — for all of us. Join the Local Roots NYC Harvest Club and subscribe to get weekly, farm-fresh harvests. Or come see, smell and taste the terroir of the Northeast for yourself at our Local Roots Market & Cafe located in charming Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Upcycling requires a lot less water and energy than buying new and recycling. It decreases textile waste, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, the practice of upcycling clothes lowers the demand for new clothing production, which is extremely wasteful and destructive for people and the planet.
Items will be shipping within 5 business days.
Made-to-Order products typically take 5-7 business days.
Once an item has been shipped, Reclypt is not responsible for packages lost or damaged in transit.
But we are MORE THAN happy to work with you to ensure you are satisfied.
To encourage reduced waste throughout our supply chain, Reclypt doesn't offer returns, but
instead "Satisfaction Guaranteed".
We strongly encourage our customers to shop intentionally, but if you are not satisfied with a product from Reclypt, please reach out and will HAPPILY work with you to ensure your satisfaction.
What is "Deadstock"?
Basically, any leftover fabric that is not being used. This can be untouched rolls of fabric, cut up fabric, or damaged fabric.
Nonetheless, it typically sits in a warehouse before it is thrown into landfills where it can take a life time to decompose, emitting harmful greenhouses gases as it does.
Also known by a few names, with “overstock”, “surplus fabric”, and “remnant” being the most common.